When Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey stated last week that ISIS terrorists posed an “immediate threat” to the United States, he committed the Obama administration’s “greatest sin,” according to a Fox news strategic analyst — “He told the truth.”
And in penance, Dempsey backed down from his original assessment.
“Well, they unquestionably took him [Dempsey] out behind the woodshed and for an extended period, but let’s face it Megyn, he deserved it,” retired Army LTC Ralph Peters told Fox News host Megtn Kelly. “Because General Dempsey committed the greatest sin you can commit in the Obama administration last week: he told the truth.”
And the problem with the truth is that it requires the president to actually do something about it. “So with a wave of the president’s magic golf club, we’re back to well, it’s not an immediate threat, it’s not a threat to the U.S.”
Peters recalled that when he served in the Pentagon, the Clinton administration gave much the same narrative with respect to al Qaeda — that it was a local threat. We know where that one ended.
Kelly wondered what the president’s problem was.
“Is he disengaged, is he unprepared, is he disillusioned?” she asked.
“I think he’s sulking,” Peters said. “I mean he’s just not gonna clean up his room, and you can’t make him clean up his room.”
Watch the exchange below. Story continues below video.
The Obama administration’s position that ISIS poses only a regional threat flies in the face of facts and logic. Writing in Townhall, Guy Benson said:
Some estimates suggest that as many as 12,000 ISIS fighters hold American or European passports, prompting calls for an overhaul of US visa protocols.
Earlier this month, Liberty Unyielding reported that a Twitter user with the handle “@Sunna_rev” tweeted a taunting photobomb of sorts. It included the hashtag #AMessagefromISIStoUS and featured the image of the black ISIS flag in front of the White House, along with someone displaying a message in Arabic in front of Chicago’s Old Republic Building on Michigan Ave.
Here’s that tweet:
— قهر الطواغيت (@Sunna_rev) August 9, 2014
The handwritten message, dated “20 June, 2014” reads, “Soldiers of the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria will pass from here soon,” according to WGN-TV.
In addition. the fact that America has an enemy within that’s composed of terrorist sympathizers is nothing new.
Four years ago, a University of California-San Diego student was flushed out as a Muslim terrorist supporter by David Horowitz at a speech he’d given. Her response to Horowitz’s final question is absolutely bone-chilling.
Watch the exchange.